S. Sabina, John Keats, Caius Cestius: ancient faith, Romantic poetry and modern archaeology

Tour Number

Activity Level

797022


Categories

Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, Local Experience, City

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 8

Language(s)

explanation

Italian (fluent), English (fluent)

A tour of the Aventino hill and Testaccio district away from crowds and noise


This tour offers the chance to explore the Aventino Hill and the sacred area of S. Sabina at the top of the Aventino hill, a church erected over the ruins of a pagan sanctuary later transformed into a castle for the defense of medieval Rome. The untouched basilica is surrounded by a fascinating orange tree garden over the Tiber river with a breathtaking view of the entire city. By the foot of the hill lies the Testaccio district, once the commercial heart of Imperial Rome, with impressive ruins of the ancient port. Closeby is the intimate, romantic cemetery where John Keats and other non-catholics rest, next to the ancient city walls and a pyramid, an impositive egyptian-style tomb commissioned by the wealthy Caius Cestius. The walk ends with a visit to a real gem: the little known, astonishing Montemartini Museum. This is a former power plant reused to display a precious collection of Greek and Roman statues and mosaics in striking contrast with the surrounding severe, colossal 19 hundreds machinery.

Itinerary

Aventino Hill
Church of S. Sabina
Testaccio district
Non-catholic cemetery
Caius Cestius pyramid
Centrale Montemartini Archaeological Museum

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: Exit of Piramide Metro Station

Duration: 3 hours

The timetable might slightly change due to services officiated in churches

Transportation

Walking tour

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Estimated Local Cash Needed

25 euros - entrance fees, water, snacks, souvenirs

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Public Transportation Tickets
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Restrictions

none

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    Currency
    Tour Price

    250 USD(for up to 8 people) (duration: 3 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    797022


    Categories

    Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, Local Experience, City

    Details

    Kid Friendly: No.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 8

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Italian (fluent), English (fluent)

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